Picnik, the Best Online Photo Editor

Picnik is another online image editing tool like Fauxto, Snipshot etc. Picnik is relatively new, fast and stylish flash based online photo editor. Picknic is my personal favorite now in online photo editing.

Click! Click! Click! and you’re done.

I stopped at Picnik.com today when I was searching for Picasa Web Album API, which was released earlier today. Picnik is one of the featured projects that use Googleรขโ‚ฌโ„ขs Gdata API. I was really amazed with this tool. I have tried couple of other online photo editing tools before but nothing fascinated me as much as Picnik. TechCrunch also reports Picnik has replaced PXN8, their Ajax-based favorite online editing tool.

Picnik, a online photo editing softwarePicnik is completely different application in the Web2.0 buzz. Picknik is completely Flash based their user interface is fastest among the best. The coolest part is Picnik has API based integration with most popular web albums Flikr and PicasaWeb. Picnik is an innovative tool that brings the online photo editing much flexible and simple never before. Picnik would be a better alternative to any offline photo-editing tool for simple operations like crop, resize, and more. Picnik does bundle with few advanced options like basic photo effects, borders and special effects.

Picknik is currently in free public beta and it would come with premium plan in future but the basic image editing option would be free. Picnik is currently looking for naming convention of their premium version. Picnik is released by a Seattle based start up company called Bitnik

Key Features

  • Crop, rotate, and resize picture in real time
  • One click photo fixing and other in-depth color editing
  • Believe me it is fast than advertised ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Integrates with most of the photo sharing / printing sites
  • No installation required. All online.
  • Compatible with Window/ Mac and Linux
  • Completely FREE during beta after that basic features will remain free
  • Easy to use and fast user interface.

Picnik the Best Online Photo Editor ScreenShot

Photo Input option

Picknik supports JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TGA, and TIF picture formats. Picnik can grab photos from any of the below source for editing.

  • Flickr Album / Picasa Web Album
  • Upload directly from computer
  • Grab the photos from site directly
  • Yahoo / Flickr search
  • Capture directly from Web Camera

Available Editing Options

With Picnik you can auto fix the photo for color and exposure. Also it has basic Rotate, Crop, Resize, Color, Exposure, Sharpen, and Red-Eye editing options. These features come handy. Also you have unlimited UNDO options available so that you can keep editing as you need.

The advance editing option comes with basic photo effects like Sepia, B/W, Boost, Soften, Vignette, and Matte. Also you can create border easily around the picture using the border option. Also there are few other advanced options that come in bundle with premium offering.

Save & Share

Picnik supports really cool options for saving and sharing. The wide options include

  • You can save directly to flickr or picasa account.
  • Email the photo to anyone
  • Save it locally in the computer
  • Creating a flickr slideshow and share it across the website
  • Email to photo sharing / printing websites
  • Print the photos directly

Bottom line, Picnik is a free online photo-editing tool that can be used for basic editing purpose that reduces the burden of installing a heavy desktop application.

Try this out today and share your comment and feedback.

16 thoughts on “Picnik, the Best Online Photo Editor”

  1. Trust me, u bumped on my blog to say its nice.. I visited your blog and i found the one i was searching for on other tab. All this happened because photoshop was not installed on my laptop.

    Your post about this made my day and avoid searching and breaking my head. ๐Ÿ™‚

    and btw thanks for visiting my site, and keep visiting again and again.

  2. Wow.. that’s how i can express it ๐Ÿ™‚ . You might have noticed i’m not a die-hard or full time blogger….These words feeds me to write more.. and I will be doing it..!! have a look at the archive too see if something avoid your other search as well ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks a bunch Santhosh and come back again soon.

    Sure I will come back to your site. I liked the “Creative Ads” category in your site.

  3. well, u might have noticed that i am a starter too. but been into designing from past 6yrs.
    But got loads of confidence that i am going to be a big time blogger. ๐Ÿ˜€ thats heights of overconfidence rite!!

    well i shall surely check ur archive, and please keep writing regularly.

    all the best.. and see you around now on

  4. This is probably the easiest way for me to perform image editing.. I really prefer this over anything else for quick edits. But I am disappointed because adding text is not possible with this, or is it?

  5. Vijay, It is the easiest way! That is true we can’t except all advanced image editing features to be handled by a Web based application. But I believe there will be a lot of improvement to happen in this arena with Adobe to release its online version of most popular Photoshop. Let us watch how it leads the way..

  6. Hi Benedict,

    Awesome Picnik review, my friend. I updated my post on Aaron Cook dot Comรขโ€žยข to include a direct link to this review. As I said, it’s “Very detailed, very precise, very clear and very in depth…Just the way we like it!”


    Shine on,

    PS: Thanks for the comments, and thanks again for visiting the Aaron Cook dot Comรขโ€žยข blog! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Aaron, Thanks for the mention there.! Picnik is a great tool and I loved it right from my first try. I have been recommending to lot of people by then.! Also glad that you liked the review. hope you grab my feeds ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. wow ! great tool for simple and fast editing..
    I liked their progress bar too :p (the one which comes while initial loading)

  9. Deepak – Picnik is indeed a great tool ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m in love! Seems you’ve fallen in love too ๐Ÿ™‚ BTW,. Thanks for stopping here and see you back soon.!

  10. Picnik is a very cool tool, I talked with the developers once over email and they were extremely nice! They just chatted with me like it was no big deal! Really nice guys!

  11. Aseem Kishore – Yes it is; I didn’t have much chance to interact with the developers. But when I left a feedback, I got a cool reply. They seems to be cool guys ๐Ÿ™‚

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